A stack of hardcovered books

Books

Novels, short stories, children's books, fiction and non-fiction

See Also Magazines  |  Junk Mail  |  Paper

 

Reduce

You can reduce the need to purchase new books by

  • Your public library is a great source of books which can be borrowed for a set period of time
  • Share and swap books with friends and neighbours or join a local Book Club
  • Visit your local Book Exchange or Secondhand Book store and purchase a pre-loved copy
  • Purchase the electronic version or e-book.
  • Keep an eye out for the next Annual Rotary Book Sale and purchase a pre-loved version

 

 

Reuse

Here are a few suggestion on what else you can do with your books

  • You could take your book to a local Book Exchange or Secondhand Book store where it will be on-sold to someone else
  • Book covers can be reused as decorative covers for notebooks
  • Donate to waiting rooms (Doctors, Hospital, Dental) or schools
  • Donate them to the Annual Rotary Book Sale
  • Donate it
  • On sell

Recycle

Books can be recycled.

Where do I recycle it?
What happens to it?

The paper is shredded and water added to separate the paper into fibres or pulp.  The pulp is then bleached to produce white paper.  The bleached pulp is then pressed (to remove the water) and dried using air or heat.  The final step of the process is to cut the paper to the wanted size.